Mr. Ridd was appointed to the Wayne County Planning Commission in January of 2009 and represents Cherry Ridge, South Canaan, and Texas Townships and Prompton Borough. He is a Wayne County native, living all his life in Honesdale Borough until moving to Cherry Ridge Township in 2007. Mr. Ridd is a past member and officer of the Honesdale Area Jaycees and has been active in many community volunteer activities and youth sports organizations. He served eight years on the Honesdale Borough Zoning Hearing Board, two years as chairman, and three years on Honesdale Borough Council, lastly as its vice-president. Since 1985 Mr. Ridd has operated Thomas Spinning Lures, a fishing lure manufacturing business located in Hawley. Mr. Ridd is an active member of St. John the Evangelist RC parish. He resides in Cherry Ridge with his wife Barbara. Mr. Ridd’s term expires in December 2014.